Nicholas Pearson Associates provided Handover Environmental Management Plans for the maintenance and operation of the A419 Blunsdon Bypass. The HEMPs act as the final link in the planned, constructed and operational environmental management of the highway scheme near Swindon.
In the scheme’s earliest stages, we coordinated environmental assessments including, landscape assessments, ecological surveys, archaeological investigations, noise monitoring, water quality sampling and Rights of Way assessments.
We produced early stage Environmental Management Plans within an Environmental Statement and undertook the Transport Analysis Guidance (WebTAG) assessment following Guidance on the Methodology for Multi-Modal Studies (GOMMMS). We provided support to public exhibitions and meetings and undertook consultations with both statutory and non-statutory consultees. We additionally provided expert witness to the public inquiry.
Prior to construction, wwwwwwwwe were part of the Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) team and progressed the scheme through the Stage 3 assessment. We were subsequently retained to monitor environmental impacts during construction – including the construction of an artificial badger sett.
Following the completion of the works, we formulated HEMPs for the managing agencies to allow the project objectives to succeed.